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7:15 AM ET, November 17, 2008


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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe wants to bridge gap between PCs and cloud  —  Adobe Systems wants to have it both ways.  —  Microsoft's power with programmers is tethered to desktops and laptops, the vast majority of which run Windows.  Google is trying to dominate what it believes is the new frontier, cloud computing, where applications run on the Web.
Erick Schonfeld / MobileCrunch:
Adobe To Demo Flash On Mobile (But Only Windows).  Still “Working” On The iPhone.  —  Adobe's Flash Player is on 98 percent of all desktop computers, but it is still struggling to make the jump to mobile phones.  If you want Flash on a mobile device, right now you have to settle for a compromised version: Flash Lite.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Chip designer ARM bringing Flash 10 to smartphones
Discussion: Adobe and MacRumors
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux
Discussion: InfoWorld
John Markoff / New York Times:
Burned Once, Intel Prepares New Chip Fortified by Constant Tests  —  HILLSBORO, Ore. — Rows and rows of computers in Intel's labs here relentlessly torture-tested the company's new microprocessor for months on end.  —  But on a recent tour of the labs, John Barton, an Intel vice president …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:   Intel Rolls Out Core i7 Chip
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Industry Standard:
Motrin learns there's a downside to viral advertising  —  Those who follow Twitter may have noticed a hashtag making its appearance over and over and over again this weekend: #motrinmoms.  Used by mommy bloggers and even moms who can't be considered mommy bloggers, the hashtag was used …
Discussion: Hard Knox Life and Contentinople
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Amazon Launches OLPC ‘Give 1 Get 1’ Laptop Drive  —  The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association launched its Give 1 Get 1 program for a second time, allowing people to buy one of their iconic green mini-laptops and donate one to a child in the developing world at the same time for just US$399.
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Media Companies Help Promote Laptop Project
Discussion: OLPC
Financial Times:
Rival forecast to catch YouTube  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London and Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles  —  YouTube is in danger of being upstaged commercially by a smaller upstart backed by News Corporation and NBC Universal as the video-sharing site struggles to make its massive global audience appeal to advertisers.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Expect Obama to move fast on FCC transformation  —  What will a Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission look like?  Veteran telecom attorney Andrew Lipman's first advice: don't blink or sneeze while following the Obama transition at the FCC.  “This is the fastest I've seen it,” …
Why Yahoo Still Matters for You  —  Despite Recent Blows, Size Keeps It a Valuable Partner for Advertisers  —  NEW YORK ( — Its Google search deal is history, Microsoft is no longer a suitor, and a combination with Time Warner's AOL is theoretical, at least for now.
Discussion: Beyond Search and
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SiPort Shooting: No Layoffs, Killer Was Fired  —  The reports of layoffs at SiPort, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that prompted killing of three executives are wrong, according to a statement issued by the company.  Like me, everyone assumed that there were layoffs and that led to the shooting.
Discussion: and Valleywag
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK identities sold for £80 online  —  Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80, according to an online safety group.  —  The details packaged and sold online include names, addresses, passport numbers and confidential financial data such as credit card numbers.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Livescribe's Pulse Smartpen gets Mac version, new Windows features  —  Livescribe, the maker of a smart pen with its own display and microprocessor, is launching a new version for the Apple Macintosh today, as well as new features for Windows users.  —  The Oakland, Calif.-based company makes …
Discussion: CNET News, Gizmodo and Engadget
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
No More Landlines - Comm Forecast #1  —  By the end of President Obama's first term, there won't be any more landlines left in the country.  One of the challenges facing the Federal Communications Commission and the new administration is how to deal with the fallout from the end of this venerable technology.
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